Read our Weston 08-0801-W Number 8 Meat Grinder review to find more information about this powerful and durable grinder.
The Weston Number 8 Meat Grinder (Model No 08-0801-W) is the more affordable model in the Weston Pro Series. The grinder is small but has a high performing ½ horsepower motor that can grind its way through several pounds of food quickly. If you are looking for something durable, powerful and high-quality, the Weston #8 Pro Series Electric Meat Grinder might be the machine you are looking for!
Features of the Weston Number 8 Meat Grinder
The Weston Number 8 Commercial Meat Grinder has the following notable features:
- ½ horsepower / 350-watt motor that is permanently lubricated and air cooled
- Built in circuit breaker
- Compact design for convenient storage
- Accessories can be stored inside the stomper
- Stainless Steel Cutting Knife
- Cyclone Auger
- Two (2) Stainless Steel Grinding Plates: Coarse 7mm (3/10”) and Medium 4.5mm (1/5”)
- Stuffing Star which converts your grinder into a sausage stuffer
- Three (3) Stuffing Funnels: 20mm (4/5”), 30mm (1 1/5”) and 40mm (1 3/5”)
- Funnel Flange
- 10mm Snack Stick Funnel
- Large grinding tray
The body of the grinder is made of stainless steel which makes it durable and easy to care for. The gears are all constructed of metal, making it durable. The machine does not feel cheap or flimsy. It comes with a heavy duty handle for easy moving and lifting. The design also incorporates non-slip rubber feet so that the grinder is sturdy and planted to the working surface.
The dimensions of the grinder are 16.25” length, 22.5” width and 13.75” height. It is not too big and not too small either. It weighs 44.5 pounds, which is a bit heavy, but it adds to the stability of the machine. It’s not too heavy to be lifted, and the grinder has a handle that makes it easier to move the machine.
The grinder also comes with an extra large rectangular, stainless steel hopper (11 ½” width, 8” height and 2” depth) which can hold a substantial amount of meat. This hopper is convenient because you would not have to stop too many times to refill.
The grinder can go through 4 to 6 pounds of meat per minute. The offset head design (patent pending) with a locking knob allows for maximum meat flow. The motor is permanently lubricated and air-cooled, making it perform consistently and efficiently.
The motor does not slow down even when it is continuously used for hours. This endurance is great for those who grind meat occasionally but in big batches. You can expect the Weston #8’s motor to perform well for you. Furthermore, the machine is fairly quiet, and you do not have to worry about having to wear ear plugs or disturbing your neighbors.
Safety and Warranty
This Weston product comes with a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty. See the manufacturer’s website for more information.
How Does it Work?
Before operating and assembling the machine, make sure to consult the user manual that comes with the grinder. After you’ve assembled the machine, just switch it ON and start feeding meat into the grinder. Make sure that you have a tray or bowl positioned under the head to catch the ground meat.
The machine disassembles easily for hassle-free clean up. You just need hot water with soap to wash the different parts of the machine. Make sure to dry the parts before storing them to prevent rusting. Some users have mentioned putting some parts in the dishwasher. We would recommend manual cleaning and air-drying to be safe.
This grinder has a 4.87 rating from us. Most customers who bought this product give it a similar rating. Many users of this product have noted that the motor of this grinder is reliable and that it does not overheat or shut off even after using it for hours.
The machine sucks down the meat fast, and the motor is powerful. Despite the grinder being on a higher price point than some of the same sizes, several of those who have purchased this product say that it is worth what they paid for.
- The motor is powerful and works very well.
- The auger sucks in the food fast.
- The grinder is made of heavy-duty materials. You can expect this machine to stay with you for a long time if you take care of it and use it properly.
- The grinder comes with accessories that make it a dual-purpose machine: grinder and sausage stuffer in one!
The #8 Grinder of Weston does not have a forward and reverse function. You can check out the Weston 08-2201-W and Weston 32 Stainless-Steel Pro grinders if you want this specific function in the grinder that you will purchase. The grinder does not come with a Super Fine grinding plate.
Should you Buy?
Value for money is an important consideration in purchasing appliances. The Weston Number 8 Meat Grinder is not the cheapest grinder in its size and power category, but the quality and efficiency of the machine makes it a good buy. The higher price point is justified by the well-performing and reliable motor, as well as the sturdy construction of the machine.
Being in the Pro Series of Weston, you can expect this grinder to perform better than your average grinder. It is a good buy, and those who have it should not run into that many problems in using the grinder.
How does the Weston Number 8 compare?
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